Friday, 24 October 2014

A morning at the mall

We looked out the window at breakfast time and this is what we saw. A lovely rainbow after the squall that had just blown through. More squalls and icy winds were expected throughout the day, oh wonderful spring, so we decided we'd tidy up and go into the mall for the day.

There's a long weekend coming up, Labour weekend,
 and with it being Friday it was quite busy.
We decided to start at the top and wander our way to the bottom. 
There was a little bit of this... 

...going on but I was very good and only bought a couple of the bells you can see in the photo. I like to buy my grandkids a Christmas decoration each so got one each for the little boys. The girls are bit older so I try to get them something that teenage girls might enjoy, like blingy handbags or shoes, just for fun. After I bought the bells I was shunted quite smartly out of there, I'm a bit like a magpie when it comes to sparkly things. 
Then we went into a big chain store and I came out with this...

...for my daughter who has just moved house. 
I put it on my kitchen table to take a picture and now I'm not sure,
 I may have to keep it for myself. Hmm. It looks really pretty where it is,
and I was wanting something just for that spot.
Lunch time, so we decided to head over to the Warehouse, 
where we get coffee the way we like it, and where a little bit of this...

...was going on. I said to my GKB that we needed to get some of those treats
on the way out just in case we had kids knocking on the door.
 But we got home without them. There's time yet though.
There was also a little bit of this...

...happening, so I bought a couple of the tin soldiers
 you can see hanging on the rack.
I thought they were cute and there were only 2 sets left,
 no good leaving them here, this might be all they get in!

We had a good day out, now to make something quick and easy for tea 
and we can put our feet up for the evening.

Have a good week,


  1. Lovely blog, as always. You should definitely keep the gerbera for yourself; then your daughter can come and visit you to view her present "which you are only minding for her!"

  2. p.s., Took the Jane Austen character quiz, it appears I am an Eleanor Dashwood character...happy with that ;-)

  3. Love the rainbow! Can't believe the Christmas decorations. I know it isn't far off, though!

  4. You really did a bit of this and that.
    Halloween and Christmas. The flowers were so lovely.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Diana,You sound just like Me when I shop.I esp.have to be careful and conservative when My Husband is standing right next to Me. Lovely sweet things You came home with. hugs

  6. thanks for stopping by my post last night.. we live in FL so cold is not here. not sure where you are but sounds like up north.. i wish they would put Chrismtas out after Thanksgiving but i think they do it because it is all so expensive people have to buy a piece here and there. i love that bottle you bought for your daughter..

  7. We have the same, Christmas stuff before the halloween stuff, I'm soooo confused! I love the rainbow. We have had so many of these lately and then today we have a mini heatwave again - will we ever get autumn over here!! Have a wonderful week x

  8. Looks like you and your GKB had a lovely day out. I like browsing around new and different stores. And I always love it when the Christmas goodies come out.

  9. Beautiful rainbow. Nice to see so much of one.

  10. Don't you just a good rainbow?!

    -chuckle- loved this shopping outing with you Diana, thanks for taking me along, what fun! :)

  11. Oh, I haven't seen rainbow for ages p;-) Loved to be with your shopping with pictures, Diana (^_^)v

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  12. wow that´s a spectacular rainbow. And so nice to see it did not get the wires all over it :)

  13. Great pictures. I have seen the stores fixing up Christmas displays this week.


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